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Simply Why Podcast

Overcoming Ego

A stubborn ego can cloud one’s judgment, leading to short-sighted investment decisions. This is significantly pronounced in recent market phenomena, like the cryptocurrency and NFT trends, where inflated egos led to the creation of economic bubbles that ultimately burst, causing in some cases, severe financial damage. Dennis and Katie share the importance of recognizing ego […]

Three Words

Dive into this captivating conversation where Dennis and Katie reveal the simple three-word strategy that has helped drive their business growth for the past five years. Learn how you can use this simple exercise to integrate your core values into daily decision-making for a purpose-driven and meaningful life. Essentially boiling down to three words that […]

Lessons Learned

The last few years for investors have been historic and exhausting. Katie and Dennis take a look back at how fast-paced the financial markets changed and the challenges faced by investors. With different things working at different times, it can be easy to lose sight of a plan or strategy. Dennis and Katie share what […]

Looking Forward

Looking forward to a new year, Dennis and Katie describe how they’ve structured this into an annual activity with their team and how it could translate into a powerful tool for couples and families planning for the year ahead. With thought-provoking and sometimes challenging prompts, the Looking Back/Looking Forward exercise provides a framework for reflection […]

Vision Casting

Do you have a plan for the new year ahead? Dennis and Katie reveal how their planning sessions at year-end evolved into a need to recast their vision for the future. They reflect on their journey and share what led them back to the drawing board to recraft their future growth plans for the firm. […]

Crafting Cohesion

Dennis and Katie give some examples of the random collection of investments and products they’ve seen built up over time on client statements. They explain why a cluttered portfolio can be a detriment to achieving financial goals while highlighting the importance of a cohesive strategy and identifying purpose when choosing to add something new or […]

Seeking Certainty

Dennis and Katie discuss Morgan Housel’s new book Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes. Dennis and Katie dive into Housel’s chapter titled “Does Not Compute”. They explore the author’s real-life examples of how motivation, emotions, and mindset heavily influence human performance and investor behavior. Get the book: Connect with Katie & […]

Living Abundantly

This episode is all about abundance. Dennis and Katie share how they help clients to permission themselves to live abundantly, not only during the holiday season but all year round. This is just a part of their role as financial advisors to encourage the families they work with to develop a consistent money mindset. Connect […]

All About Control

The feeling of control when it comes to money can be triggering. Dennis and Katie share the varying ways control shows up in client conversations. Our perceived level of control can have lasting impacts on our emotions, tolerance levels, and how we see the world. Katie and Dennis also discuss how a perceived lack of […]

Delayed Gratification

Most advisors tout the benefits of sacrificing the now in favor of the future. However, the savings habits formed by clients can cause a tougher transition when turning those savings into a paycheck. Dennis and Katie discuss some drawbacks of delayed gratification in personal finance. They share how they coach couples through these transitions and […]